Text & Talk Restarts August 3rd

‘Greek’ – Dr. James Patrick, January 28, 2017

The Romans gave the inhabitants of Hellas the name Graeci but they called themselves Hellenes. In Homer Hellas is a Thessalian tribe and the Greeks are Achaeans, but in the historical period Greeks are Hellenes and Athens is the “school of Hellas.” As a people they appear on the stage of time as ordinary folks, sometimes noble, sometimes traitorous but their literature is, after the Hebrew Scriptures the most important in the West and perhaps in the world. Their cultural dominance is the work of a mere three centuries, from Hesiod and Homer in the eighth century before Christ to the fifth century Athenian bloom, Ictinus and the Parthenon, the playwrights Euripides and Sophocles, the historians Herodotus and Thucydides, Plato ...

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Introduction: Dr. Louise Cowan on Poetry (Excerpt from “Why Are the Classics Necessary?Imaginative Conservative, July 21, 2016) In speaking of the classics as the primary curricular need in our time, then, I prefer to designate them not as literature ...
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Imagination: S.T. Coleridge, C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien

Day after day, day after day,
We stuck, nor breath nor motion;
As idle as a painted ship
Upon a painted ocean.
Water, water, every where,
And all the boards did shrink;
Water, water, every where,
Nor any drop to drink. Samuel Taylor Coleridge, The Rime of ...
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Introduction to the Body-Mind Problem: Aristotle on Causality, Substance, and Accidents’

  1. Further, the whole of being consists of bodies and space. For the existence of bodies is everywhere attested by sense itself, and it is upon sensation that reason must rely when it attempts to infer the unknown from ...
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Consciousness, Body-Mind, and Aristotle’s De Anima:

Presented by Dr. Ron Muller Monday evenings 7:30-9:00 pm via Zoom: June 3, 10, 17, 24. Register Now Background: From the earliest times, we have sought to understand the nature of man and our role in the cosmos.   At first, ...
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Memorial Day Reflections

It was a typical scorching hot summer day in June of 1970 as I stood having meaningless chatter with some high school buddies in the cool of the shade from the big cottonwoods on the grounds of the Pleasant Oaks ...
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Artificial Intelligence

The world is awash with AI these days. ChatGPT grabbed the headlines last year. With Microsoft’s one-billion-dollar investment in Open AI and its Bing CoPilot and Google AI’s Gemini, you use AI every time you search the web. If you ...
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The Christian Worldview

Seeking to know the “natures of things,” James Patrick spent a lifetime exploring the insights of the major disciplines of theology, philosophy, literature, and history in search of a comprehensive picture of God, man, and the cosmos.  In the spirit ...
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Great Books and Great Ideas

Of all the things that inspired Dr. James Patrick, perhaps nothing was more central than the love of learning which led him through the course of a long life to a profound understanding of human existence as ordered to God.  ...
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